Government Mule – Mean Fiddler London 7th April 2005

This was the last gig I went to before my son was born – I’m actually surprised she let me go!

Never really listened to Government Mule but all my friends were going along so I thought I’d go and see what all the fuss was about. The gig was at the Mean Fiddler where I’d seen String Cheese Incident about a year before! I vaguely remember enjoying it at the time but that might have had a lot to do with some magic mushrooms which were legal at that time – I certainly remember having a very stoned conversation outside afterwards with one of my friends. However when I got a copy of the recording (can’t remember if I recorded it or not) I wasn’t as impressed with it – see the drugs do work!

Set List

SET 1:
Slackjaw Jezebel
Rocking Horse
Fool’s Moon
Thelonius Beck
Little Toy Brain
Temporary Saint
Bad Little Doggie
Lola, Leave Your Light On

SET 2:
Something So Strong
Soulshine
Goin’ Out West
No Celebration
Lively Up Yourself>
Drums
Ballerina
Game Face>
Mountain Jam>
Game Face
Mule>
I’ve Been Working>
Mule

ENCORE:
Politician w/ Paul and Jeremy Stacey on Guitar and Drums
Dreams w/ Paul Stacey on Guitar

Photographs are from this review